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VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis wants Big Tech to ramp up its censorship campaign of competing ideas and conversations that challenge accepted narratives, asking “in the name of God” that “technology giants” put a swift end to the spread of “fake news” and “conspiracy theories.”

The comments came as part of his 38-minute long video message on Saturday to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, an initiative created by the Pope which purports to uphold “social justice” around the world.

The group describes itself as “grassroots organizations and social movements established around the world by people whose inalienable rights to decent work, decent housing, and fertile land and food are undermined, threatened or denied outright.”

In a nine-fold litany of social justice-fueled pleas, the Pope appealed “in the name of God” to pharmaceutical labs, financial groups, food corporations, the mining industry, arms manufacturers, technology giants, telecoms giants, the media, and “powerful countries” to all join his campaign to see liberal policies, such as a universal basic income and “the reduction of the working day,” implemented on a worldwide scale.

He also devoted part of his speech to urging “all the great pharmaceutical laboratories” to open their patents on the COVID-19 jabs as “a gesture of humanity,” despite their connection to abortion and the experimental nature of the shots, now correlated with some 798,636 injuries in the U.S. alone.

Prefacing his list of demands, Francis insisted that there is a need to “adjust our socio-economic models so that they have a human face,” arguing that “many models have lost it.”

“The pandemic has laid bare the social inequalities that afflict our peoples,” the pontiff noted, adding that “technology can be a tool for good, and truly it is a tool for good, which permits dialogues such as this one, and many other things, but it can never replace contact between us, it can never substitute for a community in which we can be rooted and which ensures that our life may become fruitful.”

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UPDATE 10/29/2021:

Joe Biden claims Pope Francis said he should continue receiving Holy Communion, despite the president's radical, anti-Catholic support for abortion. Biden asserted that the pontiff “was happy I’m a good Catholic,” and that the president should “keep receiving Communion.”

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to clarify what he told Biden at his private audience in Rome. Biden should be facing formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, but instead we have the perverse situation in which he claims to have the blessing of the pope to sacrilegiously receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Pope Francis must clarify what exactly was said in order to avoid scandal and being complicit in such grave sin. If Joe Biden wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous claim be clarified and his support for abortion be condemned.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect both the Holy Eucharist and our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's claims, action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda'

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy'

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent'

ORIGINAL PETITION:

Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Pope Francis in Rome in a rapidly approaching audience on October 29th.

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to tell Biden that he will face formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, and that if he wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

But, reports suggest that the pope and Biden are only supposed to speak about COVID and climate change...

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous support of abortion become the central focus of their meeting.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-will-meet-with-pope-francis-to-discuss-human-dignity-abortion-left-off-agenda/

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-restores-foreign-aid-to-abortion-with-repeal-of-mexico-city-policy/

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/removing-the-hyde-amendment-in-bidens-proposed-budget-will-set-a-precedent/

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Turning his attention to technology firms, the Pope urged Big Tech to intensify its focus on controlling public discourse by culling “hate speech, grooming, fake news, conspiracy theories, and political manipulation.”

The Pope condemned “mining, oil, forestry, real estate, agribusiness” for, in his opinion, their part in “destroying forests, wetlands and mountains,” as well as “polluting rivers and seas.”

He further demanded that arms manufacturers “completely stop their activity,” arguing that the existence of weaponry, even for defense, “foments violence and war.” Likewise, he simply stated “No to neo-colonialism,” citing the globalist United Nations as a means of resolving international conflicts, and reprimanded the media for employing what he called “the logic of post-truth, disinformation,” both of which are pejoratives used against right-wing thought.

Paul Joseph Watson of Summit News noted that the term “post-truth” was created by mass-media outlets as a way of controlling narratives surrounding Donald Trump whilst he was in office. The Pope used the term on three occasions during his speech, notably suggesting that there exists a “post-truth plot that seeks to nullify any humanistic search for an alternative to capitalist globalisation.”

The Pope said that, to redress issues of inequality around the world, there is no easy answer, but “we must dream together.” He did, however, forward two proposals: introducing a basic income and shortening the working day.

Advocating a “universal wage,” Francis suggested that a basic income structure be created “so that everyone in the world may have access to the most basic necessities of life.”

“It is right to fight for a humane distribution of these resources, and it is up to governments to establish tax and redistribution schemes so that the wealth of one part of society is shared fairly, but without imposing an unbearable burden, especially upon the middle class,” Francis said.

A similar idea can be found among the World Economic Forum (WEF), which plans to usher in a modern social and industrial revolution known as the “Great Reset.”

“Shortening the workday is another possibility,” Francis opined, adding that the idea “needs seriously to be explored.” The Pope argued that laborers would break themselves by working “twelve, fourteen, sixteen hours a day” in centuries past, but that no productivity was lost when the eight-hour day became a norm in the 20th century.

He therefore insisted that “working fewer hours so that more people can have access to the labour market is something we need to explore with some urgency.”

The Pope also devoted much attention to the controversy-stirring death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American who died at the hands of Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, and the attending protests which he compared to the actions of the Good Samaritan of St. Luke’s Gospel.

Speaking of the protests organized by Black Lives Matter (BLM) which occurred throughout the summer of 2020 in the wake of Floyd’s death, the Pope said that “[t]his movement did not pass by on the other side of the road when it saw the injury to human dignity caused by an abuse of power. The popular movements are not only social poets but also collective Samaritans.”

Notably, the BLM protests have been linked to almost all of the more than 570 riots that raged across 47 states last summer, in which 30 people were killed.

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